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Title: A Study of Factors Influencing Remittances of Myanmar Migrants (Case Study in Samut Sakhon, Thailand)
Date of publication: November 2011
Description/subject: An estimated 300,000 Myanmar migrants work in Samut Sakhon (Mahachai) , Thailand, as a key labor force in the local economy (www.phamit.org). Capitalizing on the comparatively high salary migrants are paid, remittances are used by families for a wide range of purposes. However, even before migrants send remittances to families, they face complex choices and costs in their daily work conditions, at home, and around Samut Sakhon . This paper examines the relationship of Myanmar migrants’ income, lifestyle, and expenditures in Samut Sakhon, to remittance payments to families in Myanmar. This paper used a snowball data collection method and examine the initial variable of income in relationship to remittance payments, and how these are influenced by daily needs, age, length of stay, and costs for legalizing documents. Then using of focus group discussion will examine the results of interviews I’ve conducted with migrants working in Samut Sakhon about the use of remittances channel and utilization of remittance payments back home. For migrants who make payments, this data indicates the inf luence of their daily choices and cost factors on the amount a family inside Myanmar will receive. In particular this paper will discuss the importance of income security on remittance payments for migrant workers. This paper will use a qualitative set of focus group discussions to examine the initial variable of income in relationship to remittance payments and the influence costs for legalizing documents..."... Key Words: remittances, legal documentation, Myanmar
Author/creator: Tun Min Sandar
Language: English
Source/publisher: Vahu Development Institute
Format/size: pdf (300K)
Date of entry/update: 13 October 2014